Angelica Sanchez: MIRROR MEAngelica Sanchez: Mirror Me (OmniTone 12203)

Full of satisfying and stimulating surprises, Angelica Sanchez's music affords a refreshing new take on creative improvisation. In her hands and those of her skilled collaborators, this thoughtful and playfully inquisitive set presents adventurous music in which we can "see" some of our own selves.

Newcomer Sanchez combines the fluidity and drive of "classic" Paul Bley and John Taylor with the adventurous storytelling color of Cecil Taylor.  Her compositions tell engaging stories spurred on by her own ear-tingling playing and the egoless interaction of her top-flight NY improvisors quartet including tenor powerhouse Tony Malaby, bassist Michael Formanek, and drummer Tom Rainey.  This may be one of the most important jazz piano debuts in years.

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For sound samples, click on MP3 (for an MP3 sample) or WMA (for Windows Media):

1.  Fresh Hell (9:05) MP3 WMA
2.  Wisteria (4:43) MP3 WMA
3.  Mirror Me (6:11) MP3 WMA
4.  Tragón (4:43) MP3 WMA
5.  Thorns (6:38) MP3 WMA
6.  Quick Tipper (3:56) MP3 WMA
7.  Weirdo (4:58) MP3 WMA
8.  Ajo Comino (4:43) MP3 WMA

Angelica Sanchez's compositions are published by Sancha Music (SESAC).

Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone · Angelica Sanchez, piano ·
Michael Formanek
, bass · Tom Rainey, drums

Recorded live to two-track on 24 June 2001 at The Studio, New York
Recording engineer: David Baker
Assistant engineer: Eiji Takasugi
Mastering engineer: Katherine Miller
Albvum design and cover frame photo by Gregory Downer
Liner notes and artist photos by Frank Tafuri
Production Coordinator: Robertson Thacher
Producers: Angelica Sanchez and Frank Tafuri Executive Producer: Frank Tafuri

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